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Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences
Rules for the Award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
General:
1. The Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences (SSUHS) is committed to promote
research activities in various faculties of Health Sciences and allied Health Sciences in the
institutions/colleges/departments affiliated to this University. Inter disciplinary studies for Ph.D.
Degrees are also promoted.
2. The SSUHS will award the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) to a candidate who has carried
out an original research work aimed at discovery of new knowledge, or, enriching the existing
knowledge and understanding of the subject, or, new interpretation of facts.
3. Every candidate shall carry out work on an assigned research project, under the supervision of
recognized Supervisor(s), the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a
thesis.
4. The thesis shall be examined and commended by a board of adjudicators and successfully defended
by the candidate during viva-voce.
5. The Ph.D. Degree will be awarded in the disciplines of Modern Medicine, Dental Sciences,
Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Bio-
technology, and other Para-medical and allied health sciences.
6. Ph.D. Degree is to be considered as Doctorate Degree where supervisory guidance is compulsory.
Eligibility for Ph.D. Programme:
7. Candidate with Post-Graduate/Masters Degree in medical/paramedical/allied health sciences as
mentioned in Clause-5 above.
8. Candidates with DNB are also eligible for pursuing Ph.D. programme.
9. Candidates with M.Sc. under medical faculty in Anatomy/Physiology/Biochemistry/
Microbiology/Pharmacology from a recognized institute are also eligible.
10. The candidates with Masters Degree in non-medical faculty/non-medical subjects may be
considered eligible to register for the Ph.D. Degree in the allied health science group. Such
candidates should carry out research under recognized Supervisors in any of the departments
approved for Ph.D. programme under SSUHS.
11. The candidates with Masters Degree in non-medical faculty/non-medical subject shall be
registered for award of Ph.D. with a different nomenclature as “Ph.D. (Allied Health Sciences)
(Non-Medical subject to be specified)”.
12. The eligibility qualifications must be recognized one and obtained from institutions recognized
for the same by the respective councils or regulatory bodies, as the case may be. The SSUHS,
before registering the candidate for Ph.D. programme, will have the right to determine the
recognition status and equivalence of the degree/diploma of the candidate.
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Affiliation of the Institution/Department for conduct of Ph.D. Programme:
13. Ph.D. programme may be pursued in the following centres:
a. Institutions/Colleges/Departments affiliated to the SSUHS.
b. Institution/College/Department affiliated to the SSUHS and recognized as having
necessary infrastructure and facilities for carrying out research in the subject of study
concerned, provided that the department is conducting post-graduate course and has
qualified Ph.D. Supervisor.
c. The concerned Post Graduate Institution/College/Department should be approved by this
University as a recognized center for Ph.D. Programme after an inspection by an
expert committee appointed for this purpose by the Ph.D. Committee of the SSUHS
wherever necessary.
d. Non-teaching research institutions fulfilling the following criteria shall be considered for
affiliation to the SSUHS for conducting of Ph.D. programme:
(i). The Institute is actively pursuing research activity as evidenced by ongoing research
projects funded/sponsored by reputed agencies like ICMR, AICTE, DST,UGC etc.
(ii). Published research papers in the peer reviewed scientific journals or indexed journals
(iii).The Institute has the requisite infrastructure and facilities for the proposed Ph.D.
programme and recommended by an expert committee appointed by the Ph.D.
Committee of the SSUHS for conducting research wherever necessary.
e. The Ph.D.Committee may appoint expert committee to inspect the Institution/College/
Department for verification of theinfrastructure/facilities before considering the
application for affiliation.
f. Institution/College/Department desirous of seeking affiliation by the University for
conduction of Ph.D. Programme may contact the Registrar Academic section of the
SSUHS for obtaining the application form on payment of the prescribed Inspection Fee.
(Annexure-V)
Duration of research work:
14.The duration of the Ph.D. programme will be considered from the date of provisional registration.
15. A candidate can register for Ph.D. Course either as a full time or as a part time research scholar.
16. A full time Ph.D. student is the one who is being supported by himself with/without a
fellowship/scholarship, pursues his/her research work only, without performing any other job or
assignment. Such students are required to confirm their status as a full time research worker by a
relevant certificate from their supervisor, duly endorsed by the Head of the Department and Head of
the Institution to the effect that they are not assigned any other job except doing research leading to
the Ph.D. Degree.
17. A part time Ph.D. student is the one who is already employed and pursues his/her research work as a
part time research worker in addition to performing other duties such as teaching, administration,
laboratory work, examination work, etc.; assigned to him/her by his/her employer. Such students are
required to confirm their status by a relevant certificate from their supervisor, duly endorsed by the
Head of the Department and Head of the Institution to the effect that they are part time research
students.
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18. The duration of Ph.D. course for the full time Ph.D. students shall be three years from the date of
provisional registration. The duration for part time Ph.D. students shall be five years from the date
of provisional registration. However, a candidate may extend the duration of work upto two more
years from the date of expiry of provisional registration both for full time and part time candidates
on valid ground subject to the approval of the Vice Chancellor and submission of requisite re-
registration fees (Annexure-V) as may be prescribed from time to time.
For each extension of one year the scholar shall be required to submit an application through the
Guide(s) justifying the need thereof by paying an extension fee at the prescribed rate (Annexure-V).
The same procedure will be operative for the subsequent extension in which case also another
installment of extension fee at the prescribed rate is to be paid.
Thus, maximum period by extension for final submission of thesis shall be five years from the date
of provisional registration for full- time candidates and seven years from the date of provisional
registration for part-time candidates.
19. However, both full-time and part-time candidates with M.Phil./PG degree qualification in any
discipline of Health Sciences will get one year exemption in duration of Ph.D. work.
Supervisor (Guide) for Ph.D. Programme:
20. Aspiring supervisors shall have to apply to the Registrar Academic in prescribed format.
21. Every candidate shall carry out the research work under the guidance of a Supervisor. If necessary,
particularly in case of multidisciplinary research, besides Supervisor, there may be upto maximum
two Associate Supervisor(s).
22. A Supervisor/Associate Supervisor shall be a Post-Graduate teacher in the rank of Professor/
Associate Professor of five years standing in a recognized Institution of Health Sciences maintained
by or affiliated to SSUHS.
23.To be eligible to act as Supervisor/Associate Supervisor,one should have at least five (5)
publications in peer-reviewed/indexed journals. Any faculty of Institutions imparting education in
Health Sciences eligible to be post-graduate teacher with Ph.D. Degree is also eligible to be a
Supervisor.
24. A medical/non-medical scientist may also be a Supervisor/Associate Supervisor provided he/she
has Ph.D. degree and eight (8) years research experience in the concerned specialty after
obtaining Ph.D. degree, and at least three (3) publications in peer-reviewed/international journals.
25. Ordinarily the Supervisor/Associate Supervisor should not have attained the age of superannuation
at the time of registration of the candidate for Ph.D. Programme.
However, a retired person may also act as Supervisor/Associate Supervisor provided that the Head
of the concerned Institution permits him/her in writing to act as Supervisor/Associate Supervisor
for the Ph.D. Work, but age must not exceed 65 years at the time of registration of the candidate.
26. Candidates, while applying for Ph.D. programme, shall submit bio-data of the proposed Supervisor/
Associate Supervisor in prescribed proforma, duly authenticated by the concerned Supervisor/
Associate Supervisor. (Annexure-II).
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27. A Supervisor/Associate Supervisor may supervise not more than four Ph.D. candidates at any point
of time.
28. Change of Supervisor/Associate Supervisor− If changes of Supervisor/Associate Supervisor
become necessary due to any reason (Transfer/retirement/sickness/non-availability/any other
reason), the candidate will apply to the Registrar Academic in prescribed proforma for change of
Supervisor/Associate Supervisor stating the reasons. Subject to satisfactory ground, Registrar
Academic may recommend change of Supervisor/Associate Supervisor and that has to be ratified by
Vice Chancellor.
29. Those who are already Ph.D. Guide in Health Sciences of any University of Assam (Proof is to be
submitted to the Registrar Academic SSUHS).
Enrolment for Ph.D. Programme:
30.Application for enrollment for Ph.D. programme shall be invited twice in a year, generally in the
months of June and December, which will be notified by the University in the website.
31. A candidate shall apply for enrollment for Ph.D. programme to the Registrar Academic, SSUHS
in the prescribed application form obtainable from the University following website notification.
A candidate shall also submit the relevant documents. (Annexure-I).
32. The research project submitted by the candidate should accompany clearance of the Institutional
Ethics Committee/Animal Ethics Committee as relevant.
33. Alongwith application, candidate should submit six copies of 'Protocol' (preliminary synopsis)
outlining the proposed research work in about 2000 words. (Annexure-III)
34. The application should accompany a processing fee as prescribed from time to time. (Annexure-V)
35.The application should be duly endorsed by the Supervisor/Associate Supervisor, Head of the
Department and Head of the Institution where the research work is proposed to be pursued.
36. Employed candidate shall be required to submit a no objection certificate from his/her employer
along with the application. Unemployed candidate shall be required to submit the proof of his/her
financial support for research work duly endorsed by the Supervisor.
Procedure for admission to Ph.D. Programme:
37. Subject to fulfillment of all the prescribed eligibility criteria relating to the qualification of the
candidate, Supervisor/Associate Supervisor as well as the proposed place of the research work,
the University will initiate the procedure for registration/admission to the Ph.D. programme.
38. Admission to the Ph.D. programme shall be made through an entrance test followed by an
interview in conformity with “UGC Minimum Standards and Procedure for award of M.Phil/Ph.D.
Degree Regulation, 2009.”
39. The candidates possessing M.Phil./P.G. degree in any discipline of health sciences or those who
have cleared UGC/CSIR(JRF)/NET/SLET/GATE shall not be required to appear at the Ph.D.
entrance test but have to appear in the interview.
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40. Candidate must secure minimum 55% marks in each of the theory papers of the entrance test to be
eligible to appear in the interview. SC/ST candidates require to secure minimum 50% marks in each
of the theory papers of the entrance test.
41. The entrance test and the interview shall be conducted by the Board of Examiners of the
Institute/College/Department in accordance with the guidelines prescribed by the SSUHS and
under supervision of the SSUHS. (Annexure-VI)
42. Chairman of the Board of Examiners will communicate the Registrar Academic the final tabulated
marks of the theory examination and interview and the outcome of the entrance test with specific
remark regarding suitability/unsuitability of the candidate for registration of Ph.D. programme. The
Head of the Department and Head of the Institution should duly endorse this.
Procedure for Registration:
43. Based on the result of the entrance test and/or interview and on the basis of the recommendation of
the Chairman of the Board of Examiners, the Ph.D. Committee will recommend names of
candidates to the Registrar Academic, SSUHS for registration for the Ph.D. Programme.
44.The selected candidates have to pay a registration fee (Annexure-V) within one month of the date
on which the decision of the Ph.D. committee is communicated to the candidate. Under special
circumstances, on request of the candidate, the Registrar Academic may extended the period for
further one month. Failure to submit the necessary fees for registration within the stipulated time/
extended time will lead to cancellation of the candidature.
45. Candidates who are already registered with the SSUHS shall also submit registration fee afresh
for admission to Ph.D. Programme.
46. A candidate from other University shall have to submit 'migration certificate' from the University
one studied last for registration with the SSUHS.
47. Candidate provisionally registered for Ph.D. Degree shall be required to apply for final registration
in the prescribed form within 24 (twenty four) months from the date of provisional registration.
48. Candidate failing to apply for final registration within 24 (twenty four) months from the date of
provisional registration due to unavoidable circumstances may on the recommendation of the
concerned Supervisor be allowed under orders of the Vice Chancellor to apply for final registration
upto 36 (thirty six) months from the date of provisional registration on payment of late Registration
fee at the prescribed rate. If a candidate does not apply for final registration within 36 months
his/her provisional registration will stand cancelled.
49. Application for final registration in prescribed form shall be placed before the Ph.D. Committee. A
report from the Supervisor testifying to the candidate's defence of his/her research programme in
one open seminar alongwith the progress report from the scholar countersigned by the Supervisor
must be enclosed. The Ph.D. Committee will consider such report and accord approval for the final
registration of the scholar for the Ph.D. Degree. The Ph.D. Committee shall finally decide the title
of the thesis, the subject and the faculty under which the thesis should be submitted.
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50. The date for final registration shall be effective from the date of provisional registration.
51. The Registrar Academic shall maintain a register of candidates registered for Ph.D. programme
in different disciplines with necessary details.
52. The registration process shall generally be completed within September for June applicants and
within March for December applicants.
Privileges and obligations of the registered candidates:
53. A registered candidate shall work under the guidance of the Supervisor(s) approved by the Ph.D.
Committee.
54. The candidates registered for Ph.D. programme shall work in the University/Institution/P.G.
Departments or in any recognized laboratory, hospital of an affiliated college recognized for
such purpose by the University under its jurisdiction.
55. The registered candidates shall have such privileges as to the use of the libraries and laboratories
of the University/Institution/Department and of other affiliated Institutions after obtaining
permission from the appropriate authorities.
56. A registered candidate shall abide by such regulations as may be prescribed by the SSUHS from
time to time.
57. Every six months, a progress report (Annexure-IV) of the research work will have to be submitted
by the candidate duly signed by the Supervisor, in not exceeding one thousand (1000) words to the
Registrar Academic for consideration by Ph.D. Committee.
58. The subject experts nominated by the Ph.D. Committee will assess the half yearly progress report
and their comments/observations will be communicated to the concerned candidate and
Supervisor.
59. No candidate shall, without the prior written permission of the Registrar Academic, join any other
course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by the SSUHS or by any other
University during the period of registration.
Cancellation of registration:
60. The Registration of the candidate who fails to submit two subsequent half-yearly progress
reports without any valid reason as decided by the Ph.D. Committee may be cancelled.
However, if the Ph.D. Committee recommends, the candidate can re-register for Ph.D. Course,
on payment of the re-registration fee as fixed by the University. (Annexure-V)
61. If the Progress Report of the Ph.D. thesis work is not satisfactory then the Ph.D. Committee may
recommend cancellation of registration after giving sufficient warning (at least two) to the
candidate.
62. The registration of the Ph.D. scholar (candidate) shall stand cancelled after 5 (five) years for full
time and 7 (seven) years for part time candidates from the date of provisional registration and
his/her name shall be struck off from the Ph.D. Registration register and the candidate shall not be
allowed to work on the same topic any further. However under very special circumstances the Vice
Chancellor may grant a candidate grace period of 90 (ninety) days to submit the thesis after the
expiry of the date.
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Course work for full-time Ph.D. candidate:
63. Following registration, each Ph.D. Candidate shall be required to undertake course work for a
period of one semester.
64. The concerned department will arrange for the course work.
65. The syllabus for the course work shall be formulated by the Supervisor in consultation with
other faculty members/subject experts of the concerned discipline and will include research
methodology, quantitative methods ,computer application besides specialized subject area,
interdisciplinary areas and assignments by way of review of existing research in the relevant
field.
66. Upon satisfactory completion of the course work, the Supervisor will issue a completion
certificate to the candidate allowing the candidate to pursue the proposed research work.
67. The successful completion of the course work shall be communicated to the SSUHS by the
Supervisor.
Change of Title:
68. A Ph.D. Candidate can change the title of his/her proposed research work on or before final
registration with prior permission from the Ph.D. Committee and on payment of the prescribed
fee to the University (Annexure-V). Change of the title shall be allowed only once.
Pre-Ph.D. Seminar:
69. All Ph.D. Candidates before their final submission shall present his/her research work in a
Pre-Ph.D. seminar organized by the Supervisor in the Institution/College/Department concerned
where the candidate will present the summary of work.
70. The Pre-Ph.D. Seminar shall be organized only after the whole research work including analysis
of results are completed, but not earlier than three months before the prescribed minimum period
of research work from the date of provisional registration.
71. The Pre-Ph.D. Seminar will be attended by the Supervisor/Associate Supervisor and at least two
subject experts nominated by the Ph.D. Committee of the University. Other faculty members of
the concerned Departments and allied Departments may remain present in the seminar as invitee.
72. During the seminar, Supervisor/Associate Supervisor/ subject experts may put forward
suggestions on which candidate will be required to work upon. If necessary, Ph.D. Committee
may ask the candidate to reappear in the seminar with necessary modifications. Subject experts-
so nominated by the V.C. will be required to put their comments/ remarks on the over all
performance of the candidate.
73. After the Pre-Ph.D. seminar, the Supervisor will send a report to the Registrar Academic
alongwith the comments/remarks of the subject experts- nominated by the V.C. mentioning the
result of the Pre-Ph.D. seminar and with specific recommendation regarding suitability for the
final submission.
74. Based on the recommendation of the Supervisor on the performance on the pre-Ph.D. Seminar
and comments of the experts, Registrar Academic shall accord approval for writing the final
synopsis and thesis.
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Final submission of thesis and final synopsis:
75. A full time candidate finally registered for Ph.D. Degree may submit the thesis after completion of
3 (three) years of research work from the date of provisional registration, but not later than 5 (five)
years. A part time candidate finally registered for Ph.D. Degree may submit the thesis after
completion of 5 (five) years of research work from the date of provisional registration, but not
later than 7 (seven) years.
76. Final submission can be made only after obtaining approval from the University for the same and
not earlier than the prescribed period and not later than the prescribed maximum period.
77. Under extraordinary circumstances affecting a student warranting extension of period for
submission of this, the student should submit an application to the Registrar Academic through
the Supervisor.
78. The recommendation of the Ph.D. committee shall be forwarded to the Vice-Chancellor. The
decision of the Vice Chancellor in the matter shall be final.
79. The final submission must accompany certificate of the Supervisor, Associate Supervisor(s).
80. The certificate from the Supervisor under whom the candidate worked should clearly state that
the thesis submitted is a bonafide record of research work done by the candidate during the period
of study under him/her and that it has not previously formed the basis for the award of any degree/
diploma /fellowship or any other similar award. If, however, the thesis submitted has formed in
part the basis for the award of previous research degree, the candidate shall clearly state in a
preface or written statement the portion(s), which have formed the basis for the award of the
previous degree.
81. The candidate shall submit a final submission /Ph.D. examination fee as prescribed from time to
time (Annexure-V).
82. The candidate shall have to submit six typed or printed copies of the thesis embodying the
results of the research.
83. The candidate should also submit six copies of final synopsis containing the summary of the
research work preferably in 5000 words.
Examination:
84. Registrar Academic in consultation with the Supervisor, shall recommend a panel of six examiners
who are acknowledged as eminent scientists in the field of study undertaken by the candidate for
appointment as examiners by the Vice Chancellor. The panel should include at least three
examiners from outside the State.
85. The Supervisor will co-ordinate with the University in all matters related to the Ph.D. Examination
and will organize/conduct the examination process in consultation with the University and in
accordance with the prescribed guidelines of the SSUHS.
A). Adjudication of thesis:
86. The Board of Examiners for the adjudication of Ph.D. thesis shall include
(i) Supervisor will be internal examiner.
(ii) Two external examiners from outside the State nominated by the Vice Chancellor from the
panel recommended by the Registrar Academic.
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87. However, under extraordinary circumstances, the Vice Chancellor may appoint an internal
Examiner, other than the Supervisor, from the panel of examiners recommended by the Registrar
Academic.
88. External examiner shall mean any examiner other than guide(s) not in the University service/not
belonging to the institution of the candidate and the guide(s).
89. From the panel finalized as above the Vice Chancellor shall select the Board of Examiners and
the Registrar Academic will take necessary steps for evaluation of the thesis. In case of joint
guides, either a combined report or two separate reports may be obtained.
90. Each external examiner appointed to adjudicate the thesis shall send the report to the Registrar
Academic within two months from the date of receipt of the thesis in a prescribed proforma. Such
reports should include definite recommendations as to:
a) The research work of the candidate has advanced the existing knowledge in the subject and the
thesis can be accepted for the award of Ph.D. Degree in the present form.
b) The thesis can be accepted for the award of Ph.D. Degree after correction/revisions as
suggested and should be revised and resubmitted for evaluation. (Modifications required
should be stated clearly by the examiner).
c) The research work has failed to achieve the desired standard and hence the thesis is rejected.
(Specific reason(s) for such rejection must be stated clearly by the examiner).
d) In case of acceptance of the thesis, the adjudicator, in his/her report, may also suggest
questions to be asked or points to be clarified at the time of viva-voce examination.
91. These questions/comments shall be made available to the candidate before the commencement of
the viva-voce examination.
92. If any two of the examiners give definite recommendations against the award of the degree, the
thesis shall be rejected. If one of the examiners gives a definite recommendation against the
award of the degree, the Vice Chancellor may refer the thesis to another external examiner
nominated from the panel recommended by the Registrar Academic. If the report of the third
examiner is favourable, then the candidate shall be eligible to appear for the viva-voce
examination and if it is not favourable, then the thesis shall be rejected.
93. If any of the examiners make recommendation to resubmit the thesis after suitable
modifications, Registrar Academic shall communicate the same to the candidate for resubmitting
the thesis after suitable modifications. The resubmitted thesis will again be sent to the same
examiner.
94. Resubmission should be made within six months from the date of communication to the candidate
and re-submission fee as prescribed by the SSUHS (Annexure-V) shall have to be paid at the time
of resubmission of thesis.
95. A thesis may be resubmitted only once.
96. If all the examiners of thesis are of the opinion that the candidate may be awarded the degree,
he/she shall be asked to appear for public defense and viva-voce examination.
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B) Viva-voce examination:
97. After all the examiners have approved the thesis, the candidate shall have to appear in a viva-voce
examination and public defense of the research work.
98. The Examiners for conduction of the viva-voce examination shall include
(i) Supervisor as internal examiner.
(ii) One external examiner from outside the State nominated by the Vice Chancellor from the
panel recommended by the Registrar Academic.
99. However, under extraordinary circumstances, where Supervisor is not available for conduction
of the viva-voce examination, the Vice Chancellor may appoint any substitute internal examiner
from the panel recommended by the Registrar Academic to act as internal examiner.
100. The Supervisor shall fix up the date and time of the viva-voce examination in consultation with
the external examiner and the University, preferably within two months of receipt of the thesis
adjudication reports. The venue of the viva-voce examination shall usually be at the concerned
department/institute.
101. The Supervisor shall intimate the topic, date, time and venue of the viva-voce and public defence
of the thesis to the faculty members, scholars, students and others interested in the topic who
may be present. Those attending the public defence but are not the examiners can also ask
relevant questions to the candidate. The examiners shall take into consideration the views and
criticism, if any, of the faculty members and others participating in the public defence of the
thesis. However, solely the examiners shall decide the result of the examination.
102. The objective of the viva-voce examination is to test the understanding by the candidate of the
subject matter of the thesis including methodology employed and his/her competence in the
general field of study. Since the points raised by the examiners of the thesis are to be clarified
during the viva-voce examination, the report of the examiners who adjudicated the thesis shall
be made available to the examiners for viva-voce examination. The candidate shall make a
presentation of the research work and shall produce all the relevant documents, materials,
preparations, etc, connected with the research project, as may be asked for during the viva-voce
examination.
C) Results:
103. The candidate shall be declared for the award of the degree of Ph.D. only on the unanimous
recommendations of the examiners after the viva-voce examination.
104. Examiners for the viva-voce examination shall report specifically on whether the candidate's
performance in the examination is satisfactory and therefore be considered for the award of
Ph.D. Degree or not.
105. In case the examiners are not satisfied with the performance of the candidate in the viva-voce
examination, the candidate shall be permitted to undergo the viva-voce examination for a
second time after a period of three months. Such a candidate shall pay an additional fee for
repeat viva-voce examination. (Annexure-V).
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106. No candidate shall be permitted to take the viva-voce examination on more than two occasions.
107. After the candidate successfully completes the viva-voce examination, the examiners shall
consolidate the recommendations for the award of the Ph.D. degree based on
(i) The report of the examiners who adjudicated the thesis, and
(ii) Evaluation of the candidate's performance in the viva-voce examination.
108. The examiners shall forward the consolidated and the individual reports to the Registrar
Academic of the University.
109. IMPORTANT: For all other matters not covered above, the decision of the Vice Chancellor
based on the recommendation of the Ph.D. Committee shall be final and binding.
Award of Ph.D. Degree:
110. Based on the reports of the examiners, Registrar Academic shall forward the recommendations
to the Vice Chancellor for approval. The Ph.D. Degree will be awarded in the respective subject
of specialization of the respective faculty and shall be designated as a Doctor of Philosophy. A
degree under the seal of the University and signed by the Vice Chancellor will be given to each
successful candidate at the next convocation held for conferring degree. The format of the degree
shall be: “This is to certify that (name of the candidate) obtained the Degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in (name of the subject: within parenthesis field of specialization, if any) under the
faculty (name of the Faculty) of this University in the year (year of admittance to the Degree).
Registrar Academic
SSUHS
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LIST OF ANNEXURES
ANNEXURE: I - Application form for enrollment/registration to Ph.D. Programme.
ANNEXURE: II - Biodata of Supervisor/Associate Supervisor.
ANNEXURE: III - Guidelines for preparing of Ph.D. Research protocol (preliminary synopsis).
ANNEXURE: IV - Format for writing half-yearly progress reports.
ANNEXURE: V - Fee structure for Ph.D. programmes of the SSUHS.
ANNEXURE: VI - Guidelines for entrance test & interview for admission to Ph.D. Programme.
ANNEXURE: VII - Constitution of Ph.D. Committee
ANNEXURE: VIII - Rules for submission of Ph.D. Thesis.
Annexure-I 13
SRIMANTA SANKARADEVA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
NARAKASUR HILL TOP , BHANGAGARH, GUWAHATI – 32
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Application form for Enrollment/Registration for the Ph.D. Programme
(To be filled in by the CANDIDATE)
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• Faculty: ......................................................................................................................................
• Subject (In Block Letters): …......................................................................................................
• Inter-Disciplinary Field / Chosen
area of specialization …..............................................................................................................
• Title of Research: …....................................................................................................................
….......................................................................................................................................................
…............................................................................................................... (to be written in English)
1. Name in full (In Block Letters):
2. Father's name:
3. Address for correspondence (Block Letters)
4. Permanent address (Block Letters)
5. Occupation / present Designation & official
address, if employed
(NOC from employer to be attached)
6. Nationality:
7. Source of finance for working on thesis proposal:
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8. Full address of the Department / Laboratory /
Institutions where the research work
will be carried out :
9. Name, Designation & Address of the Supervisor / Associate Supervisor(s):
10. Name and year of passing of the qualifying examination
with the name of the University / Institute and the
subject (attested copy of the Certificate / Mark sheet to be attached):
11.SSUHS Registration no.:
(If already registered, attested copy to be attached)
12.Whether registered earlier under this University
or elsewhere for Ph.D. Programme:
13. If 'Yes', state details of such Registration:
I declare that the information given above are correct to the best of my knowledge and that my Ph.D.
registration is liable to be cancelled, if any of the information is found to be incorrect.
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Signature of the candidate in full with date
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